Issue : Intermittent self catheterisation
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Intermittent self catheterisation (ISC) offers control, independence and, ultimately and most importantly, a better quality of life for patients. Its introduction in the early 1970s revolutionised the way in which patients with bladder dysfunction could be managed.
Reasons for intermittent catheterisationSubscription
Consultant nurse Daphne Colpman explains the function of the bladder and when it becomes necessary for intermittent catheterisation.
Continence advisor Kate Welford explains the pros and cons of indwelling and intermittent catheterisation and how to decide which method is best for a particular situation
Principles of patient assessmentSubscription
Urology continence nurse specialist Frances Roberts discusses things to keep in mind when deciding whether a patient is suitable for intermittent self catheterisation.
Male intermittent self catheterisationSubscription
Independent nurse prescriber Gillian Nottidge describes the proceedure and considerations for intermittent self catheterisation in men.
Female intermittent self catheterisationSubscription
Senior urogynaecology nurse specialist Angie Rantell explains the proceedure and considerations for intermittent self catheterisation in women.
Urology continence nurse specialist Frances Roberts explains the information and education required to allow patients to effectively conduct intermittent self catheterisation.
Director of continence services Ann Yates describes problems that may occur during intermittent self catheterisation and their remedy.